"They're not going to stop protesting until you resign"


A very popular French current affairs programme, Le Petit Journal on Canal+ covered the events in Iceland over the past couple of days and featured images from the protests and an interview with Financial Minister Bjarni Benediktsson last night. 

The French reporter asks the Minister amongst other things, "Is that what you call democracy in Iceland?" and tells him, "They're not going to stop protesting until you resign."

The full episode of Le Petit Journal is here below. The coverage from Iceland starts at 8:54 min. The interviews are conducted in English. 

<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" mozallowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" src="http://player.canalplus.fr/embed/?param=cplus&amp;vid=1379808" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="480"></iframe> <a href="http://www.canalplus.fr/c-emissions/c-le-petit-journal/pid6515-le-petit-journal.html?vid=1379808&amp;sc_cmpid=SharePlayerEmbed" target="_blank"><span>Le Petit Journal du 07/04</span> - Avec Pierre Richard</a> <div> <div>Benediktsson has previously <a href="http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/politics_and_society/2016/03/30/iceland_government_ministers_on_tax_haven_list/">provided an explanation </a>of his overseas assets. He held a one-third share in a company in the Seychelles. The company wound up in 2009 with "no debts, no outstanding loans, and no assets". He reportedly took the decision to withdraw from business activities when he put himself forward as leader of the Independence Party, a position he still holds today.</div> <div></div> </div>


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